Flood wreaks havoc in 21 dists | 2019-07-20

Flood wreaks havoc in 21 dists

5 lakh houses, crops on 72,514 hectares damaged

ANM Mohibub Uz Zaman

20 July, 2019 12:00 AM printer

Floods have so far washed away 19,318 houses, partially damaged 544,372 others and destroyed crops on 72,514 hectares land in 21 districts, affecting over four million people.

Sources said flooding totally damaged crops on 2,476.88 hectares of land.

The statistics was compiled after reviewing a disaster situation report by the National Disaster Response Coordination Center (NDRCC) under the Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief.

Most of the marooned people are being affected by diarrhoea and other waterborne diseases due to shortages of pure drinking water.

Around four million flood victims are looking for government assistance and financial support to maintain their families.

Locals have alleged that government relief is not adequate. They are seeking financial support for rebuilding their damaged dwellings.

All the major rivers in the country are in falling trend except the Jamuna, and the Ganges-Padma, said Md. Arifuzzaman Bhuiyan, executive engineer of Flood Forecasting & Warning Center (FFWC).

The Jamuna may fall and the Brahmaputra may continue falling in the next 24 hours, while the Ganges and the Padma may continue rising in the next 48 hours.

The Old Brahmaputra at Jamalpur and the Padma at Sureswar point may cross the danger level in the next 24 hours, he forecast.

The flood situation in Tangail and Sirajganj may remain stable, while flooding in Manikganj, Rajbari, Faridpur and Munshiganj may deteriorate in the next 24 hours.   

The flood situation in Bogura, Jamalpur, Kurigram, Gaibandha, Netrakona, Sunamganj and Sylhet may improve in the next 24 hours.

In Chattogram, a total of 1,485 houses have been damaged totally while 33,069 others partially.

Crops on 981.5 hectares of land have been totally destroyed while 862 hectares partially. Some 10,085 duck-chicken have died in flooding.

In Bandarban, a total of 659 houses has been totally ruined while 7,305 others partially. Some 872 duck-chicken have died in flooding.

In Rangamati, crops on 457.88 hectares have been damaged totally and 9313 hectares partially by flooding.

In Cox’s bazaar, a total of 2,400 hectares of cropland partially damaged while 3, 00,900 people have been marooned by floods.

In Lalmonirhat, a total of 99 houses have been totally damaged after being washed away while 161 people totally and 74,264 people partially affected by flood.

A total 325 hector of land partially affected and 71 duck-chicken have been died in flooding.

In Nilphamari, a total of 48 houses have been totally damaged after being washed away.

A total of 153 people totally and 28,065 people are partially affected by flooding.

In Sunamganj, a total of 7,512 houses have been totally damaged after being washed away while 1, 55,795 people are being affected.

A total of 993 hectares of cropland has been totally affected by flooding.

In Netrokona, a total 93,105 people were affected while 315 hector of land partially affected by flooding.

In Sylhet, a total of 1,992 houses have been totally damaged with 33,303 people totally affected.

A total of 4,420 hectares of cropland are being affected and 95 duck-chicken have died in flooding.

In Bogura, a total of 145 houses have been totally damaged and 630 houses partially by flooding while 124,220 people have been affected.

In Gaibandha, a total of 4,312 houses have been totally damaged by flooding while 1, 28,590 people totally and 3, 23,938 people partially affected. Some 10,833 hectares of cropland has been partially affected by flooding.

In Kurigram, a total of 1,249 houses have been totally damaged and 1, 87,300 houses partially by flooding while 4,996 people totally and 7, 49,200 people partially affected.

Crops on some 15,159 hectares have been partially damaged by flooding.

In Moulvibazar, a total of 2,943 houses have partially been damaged by flooding while 58,918 people partially affected.

Crops on some 196 hectares have been damaged partially.

In Habiganj, a total of 11,547 people are partially affected by flooding while 19 hector crops land have been affected.

In Feni, a total of 77 houses are partially damaged by flooding while 20,375 people are being affected.

A total 72 hectares of cropland are also damaged and 1,400 duck-chicken have been died by flooding.

In Brahmanbaria, a total of 5,010 houses partially affected while 22,570 people affected by flooding.

In Sherpur, a total of 575 houses have been partially damaged while 63,000 people affected by flooding.

Crops on 3,107 hectors of cropland have been partially damaged by flooding.

In Tangail, a total of 1,173 houses have been totally damaged and 4,095 others partially by flooding with 1, 69,680 people affected.

Crops on 1,638 hectares have been damaged partially by flooding.

In Jamalpur, a total of 775 houses have been totally and 2970 others partially by flooding with 4, 43,180 people affected.

Crops on 13,645 hectares have been partially damaged by flooding.

In Sirajganj, a total of 1,347 houses have been totally damaged and 277,045 others partially by flooding with 1,07,060 people affected by flooding.

Crops on 7,541 hectares of land have been partially affected by flooding.


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